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Ebbie (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy  -  4 December 1995 (USA)
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In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.

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In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.

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Ebbie's hair changes color from almost black to reddish brown from scene to scene. See more »

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Ebbie: [she's being forced to see a vision of herself dying alone in a hospital ward] I went out of my way for no one... gave nothing of myself... let no one get close. I took no joy in waking up... or lying down. Empty, gray life... and it ends here?
[she turns to face Christmas Yet-to-Come]
Ebbie: The things you've shown me... it's not the way things have to be? Things can be changed... things can change, people can change!
[Christmas Yet-to-Come points inexorably to the vision of dying Ebbie]
Ebbie: No! I'm already...
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A New Twist On An Old Tale
9 June 1999 | by (Anderson, Indiana) – See all my reviews

I've seen many versions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and can find something good about each of them. My least favorite version (of those I've watched) is SCROOGED, because I find it too hyperkinetic and not all together. Even that one has redeeming qualities. EBBIE is something new and different. Not only is Dicken's timely-for-all-times tale brought into contemporary times, but SCROOGE is a woman--and played by one of my favorite soap opera characters, Susan Lucci. All of the technical aspects (e.g. the way Jake Marley communicates with God by cell-phone when dealing with getting Ebbie in the right spirit; the way that the familiar death scene [once portrayed by a neglected tombstone with Scrooge's name on it] is portrayed by the flat-line signal sound of a heart monitor in a lonely hospital room) sends out the clear message that this fine old Christmas tale hits home these days just as it did in the mid 1800's.


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